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Biodiversity Under Threat
by R. E. Hester Eeva Furman R. M. Harrison Terence W. Parr Michael Bredemeier Norbert Sauberer Peter Dennis Bruno Petriccione Katalin Torok Stefan A. Klotz

RRP €82.70

Biodiversity Under Threat
by Author Name R. E. Hester, Eeva Furman, R. M. Harrison, Terence W. Parr, Michael Bredemeier, Norbert Sauberer, Peter Dennis, Bruno Petriccione, Katalin Torok, Stefan A. Klotz

Book details for title
List Price:82.70
Format: Hardback, 234 x 156 x 17mm, 290pp
Publication date: 01 Jul 2007
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
ISBN-13: 9780854042517

Description

There is much public concern about threats to global biodiversity. Industrial pollution, changes in agricultural practices and climate change, are all having a direct impact on biodiversity. In this book the Editors provide a broad view of the many pressures imposed by human-induced changes and the many threats to global biodiversity and of the policy responses required to combat them. This excellent text includes the work of some 44 authors and offers a solid description of the current understanding of threats to biodiversity with a range of illustrative examples - a valuable point of reference for ecologists, environmental scientists, and students as well as, policymakers and all other environmental professionals.

Reviews

The book's analysis of 'biodiversity initiatives' alongside its treatment of biodiversity loss gives it a fresh feel... the book's breadth is impressive.The book is an interesting read and the editors have achieved their goal of producing a volume that will be accessible to a wide audience...the topic is timely, and authoritative, so that despite its diverse content the book manages to be more than the sum of the parts. Environmental Conservation, Volume 34/4, 2008, 347-348 (Anne Magurran) The present book provides a very valuable introduction into environmental science and technology in general, and biodiversity in particular, for those who are not specialists in this area.This is a timely, thoughtful and authoritative account of the current state of play on the ecological battlefront. Chemistry World, January 2008, 64 (Dennis Rouvray)

Contents

Impacts of agricultural change on farmland biodiversity in the UK; The extent and future of global insect biodiversity; Biological invasions in Europe: drivers, pressures, states, impacts and responses; The deep-sea: if we do not understand the biodiversity, can we assess the threat?; Threatened habitats: marginal vegetation in upland areas; Trends in biodiversity in Europe and the impact of land-use change; Tropical moist forests; The implementation of international biodiversity initiatives: constraints and successes; Biodiversity assessment and change - the challenge of appropriate methods; Drivers and pressures on biodiversity in analytical frameworks;

Additional Information

  • Illustrations: 1, black & white illustrations